13 - WINTER Quarterly January, 2003
Jean Ferro , President's Letter:
Peter Palmquist 1936-2003 Memorial - * Winter Bell 1975-2003
As the winter season surrounds us, one very inspirational historian, Peter
Palmquist (Jan. 13)and one very young and talented photographer, Winter
Bell (Jan. 16) have left their incredible talents behind so that only
their work remains for all to remember. The beautiful poem "Time"
read by Lady Jane Fellowes at her sister Diana's Requiem Mass at Westminister
Abby, speaks volumes of personal history that touches us all.
is too slow for those who wait,
swift for those who fear,
long for those who grieve,
short for those who rejoice,
for those who love, time is eternity.
is authorship is unknown.
Palmquist Tribute pages for a look into the life of Peter and
the MooseSkull image of Winter's that was displayed in the lobby of photo
l.a. 2003. Below is the letter sent to WIPI members just following
photo l.a. and prior to notifying everyone of this sad loss of great talent.
letter sent to WIPI member and mailing list
Stephen Cohen's photo l.a. 2003, Jan 16-19, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
was just wonderful! 22 out of 30 images sold in our silent auction. We
had a fabulous booth, double last year's size, and the work was displayed
beautifully. (see www.wipi.org home page for link to images) This year
we had the pleasure of having two book signings, on Saturday afternoon,
Jan. 18th. Michele Dugan with "A Community of Angels 2002" along with
her original 2001 edition and Joan Almond signing her St. Ann's Press
edition "The Past in the Present." See Michele's
PRO Gallery and Almond's WIPI News
feature by NY Rep Susan Scafati on our website.
The color brochure was also successful and appreciated by the artists
and the people visiting the booth, we passed out close to 2000 copies!
We also had available our two catalog pages of Lauren Gabriel's "Boogie
Woogie" and Michele Dugan's "The Magician." Winter Bell's striking image
"MooseSkull" hung on the lobby display wall as you entered photo
We were wired and online...so we had my Ibook there with our website up
and running, to display our galleries, feature stories and archives. We
had a special printout for Ruth Bernhard's
"Trees Dancing" image and biographical information and special tribute
pages to Peter Palmquist.
I want to say a huge thank you to Cat Jimenez, right hand, on-the-scene
assistant. I just could not have completed the tasks at hand without her,
she handled a lot of the prep, volunteers and was there 24/7 for the photo
l.a. event. Carrie Villines, another dedicated key on-site volunteer and
web support assistant, Sharyn Keller for graphic design, Joanne Warfield
for hanging the show along with Linda Sutton, Jill Specht, Ellen Demsky,
Kenna Love, Juanita Richeson and Freyda Miller, all who donated time to
prep for photo l.a. and/or their on-site support during the event.
We have added new collectors to the market place, along with some of the
more classic collectors who purchased our photographers' work. We had
lots of visitors, Susan Ehren, B/W Magazine;
Linda Kroff, Associate Professor Cal State Fullerton and Society For Photographic
Education (SPE, LA Chapter Director); LACMA's Robert Sobieszek; Rock &
Roll photographer Henry Diltz, June Bateman; Artists Karen & Tony Barone;
actors Eric Etebari and Andrea Andes; artist Rob Buelteman; Stuart Balcomb,
TheScreamOnline.com; Ramsay Hawfield, Light Impressions; Richard Risemberg,
NewColonist.com; Dave Healy, Paris Photo Lab; lots of WIPI members and
many more. We had a constant flow of traffic and excitement about the
images and the organization..and people are already asking if we will
be back next year..!
Stop by the website to see the images featured at photo l.a. which will
stay in place for several months and then move into the archive section.
If any of our WIPI photographer members stopped by the booth and took
images, please send them along. As usual, I got a new camera and just
started shooting...without having time to go over the directions...so
I do have a couple images...perhaps some of you have something even better...!
to Michele Dugan's
PROfessional gallery , We have the award winning work of Carol
Nye and student photographer Rebecca
News Features for the January Quarterly include:
Wars, riots, terrorist attacks, government overthrows, bombings,
car accidents, train wrecks, floods, earthquakes, etc.
all a part
or our everyday life as a photojournalist....51 photojournalist killed
last year alone! " by Reuter's Photographer Stephanie McGehee,
I never had a gun pointed in my face, I never feared for my life, never
interviewed a man who would die the next day, a woman who had been gang-raped,
a parent who had just buried a child, or a family which had fled the blood-soaked
soil of a village burned to the ground in the name of "ethnic cleansing...."
by Sara Terry
NEWS: Stephanie Morey's Freestyle approach.
Allworth Book Selection A Getty Presentation, Intellectual
Property, is your work copyrighted? Creating
Success, Defining your Visual Integrity and Making a Commitment,
by Selina Oppenheim
President January 30, 2003
Dear WIPI Members,
Hello, I would like to take the time to express recent events here at
WIPI. Just as we were preparing our exhibition for photo l.a. 2003, the
sad news came on Wednesday Jan. 15th that Peter Palmquist 66, had been
hit by a car on Saturday Jan. 11th, at 7pm in Emeryville, CA and died
on Monday, Jan. 13th. Peter was my collaborating force behind WIPI, I
spoke to him around 8am that fateful Jan. 11th morning about WIPI's progress
and the upcoming photo l.a. It's taken me a moment to write because a
disturbing disbelief and sadness filled my heart and soul and the merry-go-round
of prep and work for photo l.a. was in progress, not allowing me to surrender
to the grief and loss that gripped my moments of brief stillness....
grasping the full impact of Peter's departure and following a successful
photo l.a., on Friday Jan. 24, I learned about another tragedy that happened
in the same week, 3 days after Peter and the same day photo l.a. opened.
It was the sad news that Winter Bell died, 27 years young, from a health
related problem. She was found on the morning of April 16th in San Francisco
by her Aunt. Winter was to begin her school year at the San Francisco
Art's Institute on a full Scholarship...